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Poster: Pig Street ! Date: Jul 31, 2013 11:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: you ever sneak into a show

11-6-77 was the only GD show I went to without a ticket, the scalpers wanted $40 for a tic that only cost $7.50, i had enough $ to get back to NJ and could not for the life of me spend $40 bucks, i was not tempted to sneak in nor did i favor the idea that others choose to do it.

I'll never forget the look on Phi's face as the avalanche of folks ( most of them snucked in) who slid down the hill at the Carter Finley 7-10-90 show, he was not a happy camper.

I always worked for a living and felt that nothing was free, i worked, i pay.

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Jul 31, 2013 2:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: you ever sneak into a show

Seemed Phil was more upset by these events than the others. He mentions the freeloaders throughout his book. He got a kick out of using the shipping containers as a wall to keep the gate crashers out.

Not just a Touch Head problem - as the old fuds like to pretend, gate crashing and sneaking into shows is as old as shows themselves.

I never snuck in but I did talk my way in one time. Sort of Obi Kanobi style - "you don't need to see my ticket".

I did get threatened and chased away by security at Brenden Byrne around the same time they killed that one kid. Those were some nasty ass MF'ers, and I'm just talking about the heads in the parking lot. The security there was down right Blackwater shadow army...really scary after all the heads were in the show and a few of us were still outside - I boogied across the vast acreage of parking and ran for my car. That was the one and only time I got shut-out.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Jul 31, 2013 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: you ever sneak into a show

I was not back east by the time the Englishtown Raceway gig was held but I did hear that they used the blocking manuver w/ shipping containers for crowd control.Again only hearsay I was not there.Now the place is about 15 minutes from where I live.

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Poster: Pig Street ! Date: Jul 31, 2013 5:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: you ever sneak into a show

Tue about Englishtown
Reviewer: Street Pig - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - October 2, 2005
Subject: Jersey Fall Ball
Lots of us just graduated High School, this show marked the last time alot heads saw each other before venturing out into the real world from home. I remember the sea of mud which lead to the water spickets, the pregnant women being lifted out by a helicopter, Donna recovering sitting on a stool and Mickey with a small cast on his arm.Were were boxed in by Railroad cars that made gate crashing a challenge.It was the largest amount of people I have ever been around. There was a solid MTB following ( real popular in Jersey 75-78 before they got too into the pop sound) who seemed to filter out when the Dead took the stage.I have no memory of NRPS,Jungle biscuits were in abundance then. THe weather was a factor plus they hadn't been playing as regular for the last month or so. All that aside, the show had awesome moments of the Anthem of the year "Eyes"was fabulous,There were more air guitar playing on that tune than any other in my day! :). Yes we played an inordinate amount of frisbee listening to this tape. The jam out of He's Gone>NFA was special since the playing had been minus significant jamming since 74 era.Performance was a 4, sound was 4 there with all the different versions circulating the Dicks Picks offers the best.. Being the pirate that I am, I would still go out at purchase this show.We had the FM version, I taped it off the radio, thnx to WNEW, I do remember the older freaks freakin out when they played truckin (rather weak but first one since 9-28-75THe dead heads made the Cover of the New York Times!!! RRRRRaceway Park!